Welcome to Culture Counts

We live in a multicultural, multiracial, multilingual society and culture is a function of each of us. We, who work with families going through divorce, recognize that divorce is a complex process involving decisions, changes and adjustments and affects many aspects of people’s lives. This group is dedicated to shedding light on the complexities of culture and how it impacts how people define families, how they may think about property and financial issues, how people view their parenting roles, and what is considered “normal”. We are dedicated to better understanding the increasing diversity of our society and applying this knowledge to our work as attorneys, mental health professionals, and to other professionals working with the families going through divorce and improving the negotiating climate.

3 comments to Welcome to Culture Counts

  • Stephen A. Kolodny

    About Stephen A. Kolodny, Esq. Stephen A. Kolodny is the founding partner of KOLODNY & ANTEAU, in Beverly Hills, California. He has been, listed in Best Lawyers in America, and in 1998 was named as one of the top 10 divorce lawyers in America in an extensive article on divorce in Town & […] . . . → Read More: Comment by Stephen A. Kolodny, Esq.: Culture and Collaborative Law

    • Frederick J. Glassman

      Opponents to the collaborative law process often cite that an economically disadvantaged spouse should never participate in the collaborative law process. Those in support of withholding such potential clients from collaborative argue that there is a disproportionate power balance on the side of the economically advantaged spouse and his or her lawyer. It is obvious […] . . . → Read More: Comment by Frederick J. Glassman

  • PRJO

    The Phantom Retired Judicial Officer:
    Hypothesis to Cultural Consideration

    Gitu, Diana, Abbas:
    I am supportive of your mission to increase awareness of cultural diversity and its implications for family law. You guys are early campaigners–call yourselves pioneers–to bring a serious and important problem to wider public attention and to affect how everyone involved in any facet of family law conducts himself or herself so that problems arising out of cultural diversity are better handled.
    I see you all as kind of analogous to the people who long ago started to campaign to deal with domestic violence very differently from the way it had been both handled and perceived. They ultimately caused a real shift in public attitudes and public policy in that area, for which they deserve huge applause. (This doesn’t mean that I don’t think that the current laws have gone too far, primarily because the Legislature has chosen to characterize […] . . . → Read More: PRJO: Hypothesis to Cultural Consideration

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